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Small Business 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Read reports from your neighborhood businesses. And tell us about the locally-owned businesses you like to support.
What do you think of Small Business Saturday? Do you make an effort to Shop Small and Shop Local? Tell us about it in the comments area below. And if you're coming to us from a mobile device, you can follow our live blog at this RSS feed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
You can receive perks for shopping locally on that day.
This is the third year for Small Business Saturday, and Decatur is celebrating the day in a big way. The Decatur Business Association says shoppers can: According to the Small Business Saturday website, American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Fittingly, the day falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Decatur businesses taking part in Small Business Saturday include: Alexia Gallery Bakery at Cakes & Ale Boutique Karma Blue Moon Designs Cafe Alsace Cafe Lily Collage Cook's Warehouse and Sherlocks Wine Merchant Cottage Beauty Salon Decatur Market and Gallery Eyeworks of Decatur Fabu Face Spa Farm Burger Greene's Homegrown Decatur …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Do you have ideas about what should go into this corner shop off East Howard?
(Editor's note: This edition of "What Should Go There?" ran last Tuesday, but it got absolutely no response because everybody was keyed into the election. Here's a replay.) The Hairwerks salon used to occupy this spot in the back corner of the building at 302 E. Howard Ave. in Decatur. You can tell by the sign and the broken barber pole. Patch would like to hear readers' ideas about what should go here. It's kind of an overlooked location, but it's in a neighborhood where two new restaurants are about to open. The Brick Store owners and some employees will start a bar/restaurant called the Kimball House in the Decatur Depot. Mar, a Mexican seafood place, will open soon in the old Feast space. Las Brasas keeps doing a brisk business with …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Other jobs in the Decatur and Avondale Estates areas: Customer service, HVAC technician, nurses and automotive painter.
Here's a sampling of jobs open in the Decatur and Avondale Estates areas Flat Rate Mechanic. Must have tools, laptop, vehicle, drivers license and 10 years experience. Pay not listed. Kitchen and bath showroom design consultant. Part-time job. Pay not listed. Bus Aide. Part-time job. Pays $7.50 per hour. Oil change and lube technician. The core requirement of the position is to perform quality and timely oil change service to Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Pay not listed. Customer Service - Entry Level Sales. Openings in several locations. Pay is $10-$12 per hour with bonuses. HVAC service technician. Ace & A Heating & Air Conditioning seeks employee with at least five years experience. Pay not listed. Nurses. RN's and LPN's needed for …
Friday, November 9, 2012
J. Christopher's, McDonald's also make 'A's' in this week look at recent restaurant inspections.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: J. Christopher’s 250 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue Date: 10/29/12 Score: 98 McDonald’s 2077 N. Decatur Road Date: 10/31/12 Score: 100 Raging Burrito 141 Sycamore Street Date: 11/7/12 Score: 95
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The city says there will be "a major announcement" to kick off Terrific Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Community Bandstand.
Downtown Decatur merchants are starting the holiday shopping season today with Terrific Thursdays. To further entice you downtown, the city says there will be "a major announcement" at 6 p.m. at the community bandstand on the court square that will help kick off Terrific Thursdays. Stores and shops that are part of Terrific Thursdays will stay open late and offer snacks and discounts to customers. Go to the Visit Decatur website to see a full list of participating stores. Terrific Thursdays will be held Nov. 8, 15 and 29 and Dec. 6, 13 and 20.
Big chain retail locations are a permanent part of metro Atlanta's landscape, but some residents are saying enough is enough. What do you think?
Their names are instantly familiar, their logos immediately recognizable. Some of them represent the world's most famous brand names, while others are well on their way to prosperity and success. Chain retail stores are as much of the American way of life as hot dogs, baseball and apple pie. And over the past several months, their numbers seem to be growing throughout metro Atlanta. In Chamblee, a new Zaxby's - which tooks months longer to build than expected because of financing issues - will open on Monday. An old Stone Mountain Dairy Queen has been demolished, and another Zaxby's will soon take its place. After announcing plans to replace the old Atlanta Diner on North Druid Hills Road, McDonald's now plans a second location on …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Thai place will become an "American seasonal restaurant" called Native.
Garlic, a Thai restaurant that took the Little Azio's space on West Ponce a few years ago, has closed and a replacement has already been lined up. The Shumacher Group of real estate brokers issued this information on its website. The Shumacher Group, Inc. and Steve Josovitz just sold the Garlic Thai Sushi ( Formerly Little Azio ) in Decatur. This restaurant is located in the heart of Decatur with super Ponce visibility at 340 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. The Buyer John Mathews will be opening a American seasonal restaurant to be called NATIVE “A Local Joint”. The Shumacher Group, Inc. and Steve Josovitz represented Seller in sale.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Places in the Decatur and Avondale Estates area are also hiring pharmacists, restaurant servers and a front desk person for an optical practice.
Front desk in optical practice. Office in downtown Decatur. Must be very computer literate. Pay not listed. Certified group fitness instructors. Part-time job with Anytime Fitness Decatur. Pay not listed. Tax preparer. Full-time job. Must have car. Pays $640 bi-weekly plus bonus and commission. Certified pharmacy tech. Three years experience necessary. Jobs in Decatur and other spots. Pay not listed. Pharmacist. Three years experience necessary. Jobs in Decatur and other spots. Pay not listed. Dentists. Full and part-time needed for multiple locations, including Decatur. Pay not listed. Servers for family-owned Italian restaurant. In Decatur area. Need two full-time servers. Potential to make $400-$700 per week.